MYSTERY

Leader of the Pack

An Andy Carpenter Mystery
Leader of the Pack: An Andy Carpenter Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin's. Jul. 2012. c.384p. ISBN 9780312648046. $24.99. M
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Lawyer Andy Carpenter (Dog Tags) is back reinvestigating a case he lost. He believes that his client Joey Desimone, now serving a life sentence in prison for murder, is innocent. The problem is that Joey is the son of a local Mafia don. Joey asks Andy to visit Joey's elderly uncle with Tara, his golden retriever. As always, Tara connects with the uncle, a former mob enforcer whose mental faculties are declining, but the uncle makes some statements that might hold clues to Joey's freedom. Nothing if not persistent, Andy follows that thread into a violent and troubled world.
VERDICT Rosenfelt writes with sarcasm and a self-deprecating humor that is hard to resist. Although dogs take a backseat to the story, the author takes the suspense up a notch, and the riveting plot won't disappoint fans.

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